Markus Schulz discusses new album, tour, and more in exclusive interview
NY Weekly: Please tell us about your new tour, ‘The Rabbit Hole Circus’! What’s it about?
Markus Schulz: My new album is titled, The Rabbit Hole Circus (Coldharbour | Black Hole) and this is the tour that stems from the album. What’s really unique about this album is that I produced it with the mindset of creating a circuslike atmosphere at my shows. It’s inspired by the old-school days of clubbing when there were so many different characters in the club! The people were the stars at these club nights and I wanted to bring that back, both musically and on the tour. The Rabbit Hole Circus tour will consist of lots of crazy characters, aerialists, vocalists, other performers and of course, music.
NY Weekly: What can music-lovers expect from the New York area show on July 29th at Musica NYC?
Markus Schulz: I’m really excited about the New York-area show on July 29th at Musica NYC as it’ll be the second stop on The Rabbit Hole Circus tour. As you can imagine, with so many moving parts and characters, we’ll be fine-tuning the show for New York City to take it to the next level.
NY Weekly: How is this show different from your normal DJ shows?
Markus Schulz: The show is much different than my normal [DJ] shows. Besides bringing singers, aerialists and other performers with me, we’ll also be encouraging people to dress in crazy, circus-themed outfits. It definitely will be a lot of fun!
NY Weekly: What went into your decision to choose Musica NYC as the venue of your NYC show? Is there something particular about the venue that made it stand-out in your mind when looking at New York area venues?
Markus Schulz: I’ve played Musica NYC once before and I loved the vibe. It’s a very cool, New York City venue with a great sound, which to me is very important as I’m bringing lots of ‘show moments’ with me but it needs to musically sound amazing, as well.
NY Weekly: Will your New York ‘The Rabbit Hole Circus’ show appeal to fans of music outside of EDM? How broad the appeal of the show? Or is it very specific to fans of electronic dance music and DJs?
Markus Schulz: The Rabbit Hole Circus tour will appeal to fans of music outside of EDM. My vision for the show is Cirque du Soleil-meets-techno. There are lots of great show moments that will be awe-inspiring.
NY Weekly: We’ve heard the on-air hosts of KTU-FM Radio talking about your July 29th show in New York….that’s cool! Is KTU Radio involved with your show in some way, such as, as a radio partner?
Markus Schulz: Yes, KTU is involved as a radio partner and I am very happy at the on-air exposure. I’m very honored that they got involved, as this show’s something that I’m trying for the first time. Even though I’ve done thousands of shows in my DJ career, this concept is totally new for me.
NY Weekly: What are your expectations for the show at Musica NYC?
Markus Schulz: I expect the show in New York City to be a wild one! I’ve been planning this show based on the album for well over a year, now, so to see it finally come to life in New York City is going to be an amazing experience.
NY Weekly: What hours will the performance run, at your New York show? Are there any special surprises patrons can look forward to?
Markus Schulz: The Rabbit Hole Circus shows will have many surprises, including a cameo guest, DJ, and singers from the album. One of the singers that I’m most excited to bring to New York City is HALIENE as we collaborated on a song for this album. I’ve worked with her many times now, but when I began this project, I told her that I wanted to do a proper rabbit hole-style track with her. The outcome was amazing, so I cannot wait for her to perform with me at The Rabbit Hole Circus!
Buy tickets for the ‘first act’ of The Rabbit Hole Circus Tour, here:
July 2nd, E11EVEN Miami, http://11miami.com/rhc
July 29th, Musica NYC, https://link.dice.fm/markus_schulz
August 19th, Avalon Hollywood, https://wl.seetickets.us/event/Markus-Schulz/551800?afflky=AvalonHollywood
Album trailer: https://www.therabbitholecircus.com/
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